Renderings bring together 26 contemporary artists whose works question, define and reconsider the historic role of memory in African American printmaking. Wielding the concept of memory as an aesthetic and narrative tool, they reinterpret the symbols of the past to visualize the unfolding of black history, identity and culture in local, national and global contexts. This approach to printmaking both rehearses and privileges the fragile and fleeting associations of memory and forgetting in a continual balancing act of identity formation and community building. Based on repetition and rhythm, with references to the mechanical reproduction of archival ephemera, the aural and visual shape of sonic communication and the seriality of film and post-modernist practices of installation and performance, their ritualized practices of recalling, recollecting and remembering engage multiple modes of visual presentations that invoke both the technical and creative elements of printmaking. The artists in the exhibition thus employ strategies of repetition and rhythm found in contemporary printmaking and digital imaging through image and text appropriation, duplication and patterning.